crock

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1crock

noun \ˈkräk\

Definition of CROCK

1
:  a thick earthenware pot or jar
2
[from its formation on cooking pots] dialect :  soot, smut
3
:  coloring matter that rubs off from cloth or dyed leather
4
:  bunkum —usually used with a <the story in the paper is a crock>

Origin of CROCK

Middle English, from Old English crocc; akin to Old English crūce pot, pitcher, Middle High German krūche
First Known Use: before 12th century

2crock

verb

Definition of CROCK

transitive verb
1
:  to put or preserve in a crock
2
dialect :  to soil with crock :  smudge
intransitive verb
:  to transfer color (as when rubbed or washed) <a suede that will not crock>

First Known Use of CROCK

1594

3crock

noun

Definition of CROCK

1
:  one that is broken-down, disabled, or impaired <so many old…crocks with one foot in the grave — Angus Wilson>
2
slang :  a complaining medical patient whose illness is largely imaginary or psychosomatic

Origin of CROCK

Middle English crok; akin to Low German krakke broken-down horse
First Known Use: 1528

4crock

verb

Definition of CROCK

transitive verb
:  to cause to become disabled
intransitive verb

First Known Use of CROCK

1839

crock

noun \ˈkräk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CROCK

slang : a complaining medical patient whose illness is largely imaginary or psychosomatic

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